Weekly Drop-In Meditation Classes

THINK BETTER: BUDDHIST POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Buddha explained how the mind works with astounding clarity, and taught specifically how to generate the positive, or virtuous, mental habits that give rise to the joy, confidence, contentment and fulfillment we all seek. This course is an excellent introduction to Buddhist psychology and meditation, and is also a perfect opportunity to explore the masterful text How to Understand the Mind written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche.

7:15 pm Monday and Wednesday

Week of:

May 16    Love Conquers Hate

May 23    The Wisdom of No Self

May 30    The Courage to Practice

June 6     From Concentration Comes Peace

June 13   Guard Your Mind

June 20   Balance Your Mind

June 27   Compassion: The Wish to Protect

Monday: Hermosa Beach

Wednesday: Redondo Beach

General Program (GP) classes are drop-in by nature. These classes are suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The classes are designed to help those looking for Buddhist wisdom to help with stress relief and relaxation, as well as those interested in exploring the nature of the mind, and pursuing the Buddhist path.

Classes explore the basic framework of Buddhist teachings and meditation and explain how to use Buddha’s advice in our daily lives to solve our problems. All General Program classes are based on commentaries by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

A typical class consists of a guided relaxation meditation, a teaching based on the meditation topic, and final contemplative meditation. Although classes are given in a series around one specific theme, they can also be taken individually, as each class topic is self-contained.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours. There is no physical exercise, yoga, or stretching involved.

Everyone is welcome, regardless of belief; you do not need to be Buddhist to attend. No pre-registration necessary.

Teachers from Mahamudra Kadampa Meditation Center

Cost
$12 suggested donation (free for members — membership info click here)

No one is turned away for lack of funds.